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ROBE BALLANTE [1 record]

Record 1 1999-09-07

English

Subject field(s)
  • Period Costumes (Museums and Heritage)
  • Women's Clothing
DEF

A variation of the gown with the Watteau pleats. The soft pleats flowed from shoulder to hem, both back and front. Usually ankle length, worn over a wide hoop which created an ondulating movement when the wearer walked.

French

Domaine(s)
  • Costumes anciens (Muséologie et Patrimoine)
  • Vêtements pour dames
DEF

Robe ample de forme évasée vers le bas, le dos monté à l'encolure par des fronces, puis par des plis. Portée de 1704 à 1730-35 environ.

CONT

[...] la robe volante [...] présentait le grand avantage de s'accorder avec les paniers. Par l'absence de ceinture, la transition entre le buste et les hanches était dissimulée et se prêtait au balancement des paniers [...]

Spanish

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